I've been kind of sitting on this for a while but I think it's a good idea.
So with that said I'm going to stop competing in OCTs, while they are good places to gain experience and yadda yadda I just don't enjoy them anymore, I used to enjoy just mucking about in the community but even that's become stale over time, I'm not sure if I scare people away or if my characters aren't interesting/shippable enough but the community is a lonely place :'D
I like making characters but I can do that outside of OCTs and without having to make up new back stories to forcibly insert Pokemon in to them.
I started doing OCTs to do them alongside friends and to help me get used to using a tablet, now I don't really talk to many people and I've gotten the hang of using a tablet I'm just doing it because that's what I've been doing for the last 3 or so years I guess :'D
I don't mind modding but competing is a big no go for me.
I am sad about it, but I think it's about time I just stopped trying to force myself to do these things and do what I enjoy, which is just drawing for myself, making my own stories and worlds, that kind of thing.